In need of some help... wood hulls*

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  1. -mK.._

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    iv been into this hobby for years yet i haven't gotten started im in need of help with finding a first ship to build or buy.
    Iv researched yet i cant find a place to get started
    i live in UT and iv only seen one captain yet its been inactive for years
    I was told to ask for greg? (im wanting wood hulls) not fiber. thanks!
     
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    You could get a fiberglass hull for a cruiser to start, then get plans and build a wood hull from scratch from there. That way you can have a ship to battle, and build the wood hull you want. I'm not sure if any of the laser cut wood hull kits are currently being produced.
     
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    Welcome. I think that would be @GregMcFadden
    Also @rcengr had (dunno if he still sells them) some beautiful laser cut kits a while back.
     
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    can I dm him and ask?
     
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    I would like the lasers Bec those are mostly already cut and just needed to be glued and snapped into place correct?
     
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    What ship are you looking to build?
    There are a few of us with laser or cnc routers as well.

    Also
    Hi and welcome!!
     
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    not sure looking for somthing chunky ig but powerful
     
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    Big boats are -not- beginner friendly.
    As someone who was staunchly against building a smaller boat and spent way too long building a big Bismarck only to see that they are not easy to build, arm, float, carry, etc..
    I -strongly- recommend a battle cruiser or something in the class 3 or 4 range.
    Just like how a big boat is not beginner friendly, nor is a small boat. I feel that you need to have a firm grasp on the size and placement of components in order to make a small boat work.
    Something in the Class 3 or 4 is big enough to be a decent size, small enough to be easier to build, and spacious enough for components to fit without a lot of grease and shoe horns.
     
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    Okay! yeh im just stuck on what ship would you have a list of good ones to build? im just looking for one. something that doesn't have that cruiser back where its flat in the back thats something im not a fan of
     
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    what “side” are you interested in? Or what country do you like the design of?

    Me? I love me some Kriegsmarine. I mostly focus on ships from Germany. I am currently building the SMS Derfflinger which is a class 4.5 Battle Cruiser.

    For a list of ships and their respective classes
    http://ircwcc.com/main/shiplist/
     
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    Im not sure Im wanting something simple like the early 2000s models not to detailed and im thinking us or Germany Brit maybe?
     
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    sorry forgot to reply to that
     
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    You can make it as detailed as you’d like. It just has to give the general appearance of the intended ship. With the advent of 3D printers, we are starting to see more details be included because damaged sections can be easily repaired or replaced without spending dozens of man hours recreating those details.
     
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    Ok well i think a good place to start like you kinda said was finding a ship then ill come back
     
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    still stuck... im going for US and my grandpas uncle was a gunner in the navy and he has a picture of the ship. ik its not a giant battleship class but its still a good size ill try to find a picture to show I think it would be great
     
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    Do you happen to know the name of the boat or the hull number?
     
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    No ill have to check
     
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    No luck with finding anyone who still makes wooden kits I might make my own but I suck at carving and cutting so I dont know what to do now and I might just go with a ww1 German class
     
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    also I dont think im going to go with combat I would like to get a feel for the basics then I might convert or start with a combat armed model tty for the help btw.